Muslims Protesting Against Bloggers, Advocating for Anti-blasphemy Laws

Activists of Hifazat-e Islam protesting against Bangladeshi bloggers.  (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Activists of Hifazat-e Islam protesting against Bangladeshi bloggers. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Many Barbadians make light of the concern which BU has when we share about fissures in our democracy. For many Barbadians democracy is defined by marking and X on a ballot paper every five years as the Constitution requires. And for others it is about aligning with a political party of choice and defending any and all policies even if there is no sensible reason. Bottomline however, Barbadians continue to feel a degree of comfort to exercise our right to make decisions and be tolerant while doing so.

In stark contrast hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi citizens have brought that country to a halt in the last 24 hours demanding that atheist bloggers be executed for defaming Islam. Tension between Secularist and Islamists is nothing new in the ME. Many of the countries in the ME form governments which maybe described as theocratic. Any attempt to compromise Islamic teachings is usually met with violent reactions by so-called fundamentalists.

In Bangladesh the debate between atheists and Islamist fundamentalists have been raging for years with atheist bloggers leading the charge.  Reported on Perth Now the matter reached boiling point in February when an anti-Islam blogger was murdered. Yes murdered! Barbadians despite all of our ‘ills’ may find this extreme reaction to the situation in Bangladesh unpalatable.

The developing situation in Bangladesh is a reminder that Barbadians have a lot to be thankful.

2 thoughts on “Muslims Protesting Against Bloggers, Advocating for Anti-blasphemy Laws


  1. As I keep saying, religion is the biggest blight that has ever been visited on the earth, it is used to make excuses for all types of crimes, slavery, racism, discrimination against women, greed, stealing, pedophilia, dictatorship…….the muslims are out of control with their nonsense………..all in the name of religion.


  2. On another note there is the victimisation and killing of Muslims in Burma by the Buddhists with full blessings from the government. And the world marches happily along. What a happy place to be in Barbados.

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